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10 Reasons Why God Allows Trials and Troubles

April 8, 2022

by Connie Terpack, Faith Filled Friday 4/8/22

“Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.” – Charles Spurgeon

1. Teaches Us Patience

I made this number one because it was a dumb mistake I made years ago. I often asked God why he allowed so many problems in my life. I used to pray for patience and kept getting trials and problems. Most of the time it was small annoyances. I finally had to ask him why. His answer was that he was helping me learn patience. I stopped asking for patience and those trials stopped. Maybe this article should be titled Be Careful What You Wish For.

Romans 5:3,4 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

2. Builds Our Perseverance

Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Hebrews 10:35-36 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

3. Makes Us Humble

1 Peter 5:6-8 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

4. Gives Us Discipline

Hebrews 12:5,6 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

5. To Perfect and Strengthen Us

1 Peter 5: 10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

Proverbs 3:12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

6. Help Us Understand Others

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Galatians 6:2 Bare ye one other’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Proverbs 3:13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

7. Teach Us to be More Thankful

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God’s in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

8. Help Us to Learn God’s Word

Psalm 119: 75-77 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to the word unto thy servant. Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live for thy law is my delight.

9. Keep us Focused on God

Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

10. Helps Us Trust God

Proverbs 3:5 -7 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

These Bible verses about how God is helping us even when it looks like he is doing just the opposite were a huge help to me. I got this blog idea from a site called Bible Reasons. You might want to visit them and check out their vast library of articles.

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